John Pinderhughes - Claire Oliver Gallery

John Pinderhughes

John Pinderhughes has been a working photographer for over 50 years.  He has worked as a commercial photographer in New York City for more than 50 years; operating his own full service studio for the past 45 years.  At the same time, he has been honored with a continuous series of shows over that period.

With multi-faceted interests, Pinderhughes has pursued both a commercial career and one in fine art photography.  His striking images have garnered the recognition of both commercial art
directors and gallery/museum curators, as well as satisfying the interests of their diverse and separate audiences.  Pinderhughes’ talent and reputation for  excellence have been  recognized with many awards; including awards from The Art Director’s Club, Design competitions, The Clio

Awards, The CEBA Awards, magazine competitions, and others. Pinderhughes’ fine art photography is not an appendage of his commercial work, but a separate Sphere of influence.  His images explore variations in pattern, texture, light, and line.  He has been widely exhibited and is represented in major collections; including The Picker Art Gallery / Colgate University, The Museum Of Modern Art, The Studio Museum In Harlem, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Ringling Museum

Pinderhughes has been the recipient of numerous grants including recently The Katrina Media Fellowship from the Open Society Institute where he worked in post-Katrina Louisiana.

February 20, 2021 to April 3, 2021

Claire Oliver Gallery

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“As longtime residents of Harlem, we are inspired by the rich cultural lineage of our neighborhood,” states gallerist Claire Oliver. “In the midst of this challenging year when we have all been so isolated, we wanted to showcase the resiliency and celebrate the individuals, geography, and culture of Harlem through the intimacy of photography while also supporting a vital organization that provides urgently needed aid to our community in this time of need.”

A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition will go towards supporting the more than 1,200 meals being served daily at the Salem United Methodist Church on 129th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd. “This is one of the biggest opportunities to feed people who are hungry,” said Winston Majette, Harlem Week Executive Director.

Selected Collections:

The Museum Of Modern Art; New York, NY.
The Schomberg Center For Research In Black Culture; New York, NY.
The DeMenil Foundation; Houston, TX.
The Studio Museum In Harlem; New York, NY.
Howard University; Washington, DC.
The Picker Art Gallery; Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.
The Axa (Equitable) Collection; New York, NY.
Goldman Sachs & Company; New York, NY.
The Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit, MI
The John L. Warfield Center, The University of Texas; Austin, Texas
Smithsonian National Museum Of African American History And Culture; Washington, DC.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2016        Reflections/Meditations: A Retrospective Of Photography By John Pinderhughes; Crossroads Gallery; Notre Dame Center For Arts & Culture; University Of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.
2016        Life And Light: St. Louis Cemetery No.1 Reframed Through The Lens Of John Pinderhughes; The John L. Warfield Center For African & African American Studies; The University Of Texas At Austin; Austin, TX
2015        Quiet Scripture; The June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY.
2014        John Pinderhughes/ A Digi-Retrospective & Conversation; Harlem Art Salon, New York, NY.
2012        Eatonville Embodied; The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Art, Eatonville, FL.
2011        A Heritage Fulfilled: Photographs Of West Africa By John Pinderhughes; Museum Of Art And Origins, New York, NY.
2010        The Katrina Portraits; The East Meadow Public Library, East Meadow, NY.
2000        Majestic Vista: The Landscape Of Eastern Long Island; The June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY.
2000        John Pinderhughes: Soliloquies; The Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit, MI.
1999        A Celebration Of Nature; The Nature Conservancy, Holand & Holand, New York, NY.
1993        A Photographer’s View; AT&T, Holmdel, NJ.
1990        Dry Bones & Burnt Offerings: The Bronx Museum Of The Arts, Bronx, NY.
1989        John Pinderhughes: Recent Work; G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI.
1989        John Pinderhughes; The Cinque Gallery, New York, NY.
1987        The Photographer’s Eye; The Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, NY.
1985        John Pinderhughes: An African Experience Revisited; Charles H. Wright Museum Of African American History, Detroit, MI.
1984        Wavelines / Martha’s Vineyard; Gallery 62, The National Urban League, New York, NY.
1982        The Shady Side Portfolio; The W E B Dubois Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1979        John Pinderhughes; The University Of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC.
1978        John Pinderhughes; Hoffman LaRoche Pharmaceuticals, Nutley, NJ
1972        John Pinderhughes; The Metropolitan Applied Research Center, New York, NY.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2020        Visions 1020; Wilmer Jennings Gallery / Kenkeleba House, New York, NY
2018        The Beautiful Difference; Featherstone Center For The Arts; Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
2018        The Black Woman: Power and Grace; Kamoinge, The National Arts Club, New York, NY
2017        Uptown; The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY.
2017        More Than A Picture; National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC.
2015        On Being Black; Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2014        Kamoinge & En Foco: Advancing The Frame; The Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY.
2014        Optional Allusions: Art In Flux Harlem, Aloft Hotel, New York, NY
2013        Permanent Collection: The General Motor’s Center For African American Art; Detroit         Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
2012        Kamoinge: Revealing The Face Of Katrina; Gordon Parks Gallery, The College Of New Rochelle, Bronx, NY
2011        Doren’s Eye; Sechrest Art Gallery, High Point University, High Point, NC
2008        Moving Walls 14; Open Society Institute, New York, NY.
2007        Death Bizarre; Center For Photography At Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
2007        Kamoinge: Revealing The Face Of Katrina; Calumet HP Gallery, New York, NY.
2007        Celebration: Nine Artists Commemorate the 35th. Anniversary of Winston Salem Delta Fine Arts; Winstem Salem, NC.
2006        Soul Food; The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
2006        Engulfed By Katrina: Photographs Before & After The Storm; Nathan Cummings Foundation New York University Tish School Of Arts; New York, NY.
2005        Saturday Night / Sunday Morning; African American Museum In Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
2002        Untitled; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
2001        Committed To The Image: Contemporary Black Photographers; The Brooklyn Museum Of Art, Brooklyn, NY.
2000        Reflections In Black: A History Of African American Photographers 1840 To Present; Arts & Industries Gallery, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
1999        Jazz Plus / Kamoinge; The UFA Gallery, New York, NY.
1992        Paintings & Photographs; The Alitash Kebede Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1991        New York Time; DeMeervaart Cultural Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1991        The Pleasures And Terrors Of Domestic Comfort; The Museum Of Modern Art, NY, NY.
1990        Home: Contemporary Urban Images; The Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY.
1990        Images Of Africa; Cinque Gallery, New York, NY.
1989        Photographs & Diaries; The Photo Canter Gallery, Tisch School Of The Arts, New York University, New York, NY.
1989        The National Black Arts Festival; Atlanta, GA.
1987        Curator’s Choice: The Photographer’s Mind; CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
1986        Contemporary African American Photography; The Weatherspoon Gallery, The University Of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC.
1986        Two Schools: New York & Chicago; Kenkeleba Gallery, New York, NY.
1986        America: Another Perspective; The Photo Center Gallery, Tisch School Of The Arts, New York University, New York, NY.
1986        Contemporary Afro-American Photography; The Weatherspoon Gallery, The University Of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.
1985        Contemporary Afro American Photography; The Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
1983        Contemporary Afro-American Photography; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.
1982        Photography: Image & Imagination; Jazzonia Gallery, Detroit, MI.
1982        Recent Acquisitions; The Schomberg Center For Research In Black Culture, New York, NY.
1980        Self Portrait; The Springfield Museum Of Fine Art, Springfield, MA
1980        Selections From The Permanent Collection; The Studio Museum In Harlem; New York, NY.
1979        Encounters; The Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY.
1979        The Black Photographer; The San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1979        Diaspora 2: Festival De Diaspora Africaine Du Nouveau Monde; Port Au Prince, Haiti.
1978        The Black Photographer; The Pittsburg Arts Institute, Pittsburg, PA.
1978        Art In Photography; The Peg Alston Gallery, New York, NY.
1977        The Black Photographer; The Cocoran Gallery, Washington, DC.
1976        Light Textures Three; Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York, NY.
1972        The Flag Show; Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY.


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